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Duration: 2.5 Hours
Discover some of one of the most stunning architecture, water fountains and squares in Rome on this strolling trip of the city’s historical center.
Embark on a journey to the heart of ancient Rome with our exclusive walking tour, showcasing the best of the Eternal City. Uncover the rich history, stunning architecture, and captivating stories behind Rome’s iconic landmarks – the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. Experience the vibrancy and charm of Rome’s historic center, while our expert guides reveal the fascinating tales of emperors, artists, and architects who shaped the city.
Awe-Inspiring Pantheon: Rome’s Architectural Masterpiece
The Pantheon: A Testament to Roman Ingenuity
Step into the Pantheon, one of the most well-preserved and awe-inspiring ancient Roman buildings. Originally built as a temple to the gods, the Pantheon has stood for almost 2,000 years, showcasing the grandeur and technical prowess of Roman architecture. Marvel at the massive, unreinforced concrete dome, which remains the largest in the world, and learn about the Pantheon’s revolutionary engineering, including its oculus and intricate drainage system.
Art and History Within the Pantheon
Discover the incredible art and history housed within the Pantheon. Admire the tombs of Italian kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, as well as the renowned artist Raphael. Explore the significance of the building’s design, from the harmonious proportions to the original bronze doors, and learn about the Pantheon’s transformation from a pagan temple to a Christian church.
Piazza Navona: Rome’s Elegant Baroque Square
The Allure of Piazza Navona
Continue your journey to Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most elegant and lively squares. Uncover the rich history of this Baroque masterpiece, built on the site of the ancient Stadium of Domitian. Stroll around the bustling square, taking in the beautiful architecture, vibrant atmosphere, and the numerous artists and performers who bring Piazza Navona to life.
Fountains and Palaces: The Treasures of Piazza Navona
Witness the captivating artistry of the three magnificent fountains adorning Piazza Navona: the central Fountain of the Four Rivers, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and the two smaller fountains, the Moor Fountain and the Fountain of Neptune, designed by Giacomo della Porta. Admire the elegant façades of the surrounding palaces, such as Palazzo Pamphilj, which now serves as the Brazilian Embassy, and the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, a stunning example of Baroque architecture.
Trevi Fountain: Rome’s Iconic Water Feature
The Trevi Fountain, commissioned by Pope Clement XII in 1730, is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and a true symbol of the city’s artistic heritage. Designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi, the fountain stands at the junction of three roads, marking the endpoint of the Aqua Virgo, one of the ancient Roman aqueducts that supplied water to the city.
The centerpiece of the Trevi Fountain is the powerful sculpture of Oceanus, the god of all water, standing on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by two sea horses. The horses represent the contrasting moods of the sea, with one appearing calm and the other wild, guided by two tritons. The surrounding sculptures depict Abundance, Health, and the virgins who discovered the Aqua Virgo spring. The fountain’s impressive facade, adorned with Corinthian columns, lavish reliefs, and vibrant travertine stone, creates a truly breathtaking sight.
The Tradition of Coin Tossing
A popular tradition associated with the Trevi Fountain involves tossing a coin into its waters. According to the legend, throwing one coin over your left shoulder with your right hand ensures a return trip to Rome, while two coins will lead to finding love with a Roman, and three coins guarantee a marriage or a divorce. The estimated 3,000 euros collected from the fountain each day are donated to Caritas, a Roman Catholic charity organization.
- 2.5-hour afternoon guided walking tour of Rome (Small group tour – optimum 25 people),
- Stroll from Piazza del Popolo to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain,
- Visit the Pantheon, among the entire world’s most well-known buildings,
- See among Rome’s most well-known squares, Piazza Navona,
- Morning tour of Old Rome and Colosseum (if option selected),
- Enjoy a home-made Italian gelato in summer season or a cappuccino or hot chocolate in wintertime.
- Hotel Pick-up and drop off,
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